Climate council: heatwaves are getting hotter and more frequent

Will Steffen, Lesley Hughes, Sarah Perkins

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    Heatwaves are one of the most important climate-related risks for Australians. Sometimes called the "silent killers, they cause the greatest number of deaths of any natural disaster type in Australia, and have significant impacts on infrastructure, agriculture and biodiversity. As the climate continues to warm, heatwaves are becoming hotter, longer and more frequent.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)38-39
    Number of pages2
    JournalAustralian Medicine
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Heat waves (Meteorology)
    • Greenhouse gases--Environmental aspects
    • Australia


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